Nominate now for 2017 Sister City Student Exchange Program

Lismore City Council and Yamato Takada in Japan have enjoyed a sister city relationship for 52 years and we also have a Sister City Student Exchange Program so school students can experience and learn from a different culture.

Council is now calling for nominations from secondary students to participate in the 2017 Student Exchange Program in the September/October school holidays.

Council is also seeking nominations from interested host families for Japanese students visiting Lismore from Yamato Takada.

If you are interested, please print and complete an application form. Completed forms should be emailed to For more information, phone Michella Wade on 1300 87 83 87.

Student Application Form - Sister City Student Exchange Program

Host Family Application Form - Sister City Student Exchange Program

Like to join the Sister City Advisory Panel?

We are also seeking expressions of interest from people interested in joining our Sister City Advisory Panel.

This group helps advise and plan activities, events and cultural exchanges with Yamato Takada to ensure the sister city relationship is actively nurtured and remains strong and vribrant.

You can nominate your interest by completing the form below.

Expression of Interest Application Form - Sister City Advisory Panel 2017